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There Will Always Be Helpers
Leslie B. Preddy
As we have global shutdowns of economies, education, and culture due to the coronavirus pandemic, I can't say anything you don't already know, that you aren't already experiencing. But, we're also seeing some of the best in people come forth as we all try to cope. Read More
Leap into Reading
Since I am the librarian, the post-2:25 p.m. lives of my students can influence my collection development, or vice versa for that matter. I want to listen to my learners and pair them with the perfect book.
Technology Connections
Ida Mae Craddock
Heather Moorefield-Lang
Digital portfolios come in all shapes and sizes; they can be used with our students from kindergarten through twelfth grade and beyond.
Adding Friction: How to Design Deliberate Thinking into the Research Process
I wondered how we might shift students' from thinking they were assembling a timeline about a legend to focusing on the legacy of a "flawed" leader.
What Does Poetry Have to Do with Us? Exploring Poetry through Guided...
Inquisitiveness and wondering is an important ingredient in the learning process, and I was going to attempt to aid these first grade students in discovering there are many important reasons to read poetry. It has a lot to do with us and we could weave in the practice of important steps in the Guided Inquiry process along the way. Read More
A New World of Learning: Teaching English Language Learners in Your...
As I work with ELLs, the major focus of my instruction involves helping them compose papers for National History Day. It's a wonderful learning experience, but it's also very challenging. For students learning English, it conjures deep confusion and anxiety. To help them , I developed a variation on the traditional research paper. Read More
Finding Your Collaboration Rhythm
Collaboration is one of the most challenging tasks, particularly at larger secondary schools where teachers may only work in their own department on a daily basis. In fact, after 29 years as a librarian, teacher-librarian collaboration is still a challenge I learn more about each year. Read More
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